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Thomas N’Kono is a retired professional football player from Cameroon. He played in the position of goalkeeper during his time and was considered one of the greatest goalkeepers from the continent of Africa.
He was mostly affiliated with Espanyol, for whom he played more than 300 official matches over roughly a decade.
|Date Of Birth
|20 July, 1956
|65 years old
|Former Football Player
|6 feet 1 inch
|$2 to $4 million
Thomas N’Kono Early Life
On 20 July 1956, Thomas N’Kono was born under Cancer in Dizangue, Cameroon. He is a dual citizen and so has citizenship in France as well.
Thomas is presently 65 years old and is 6 feet 1 inch tall regarding his physical status.
Unfortunately, there are no details concerning his childhood and his parents’ unrestricted. However, his parents might have always supported him while representing his nation in global competition and gave him the courage to achieve everything he wished for.
Thomas N’Kono Career
As per Wikipedia, he began his football journey from Éclair Douala’s youth academy. As time went by, he got into the professional level and joined multiple Cameroonian sides, Canon Yaoundé (1974–1975) and Tonnerre Yaoundé (1975–1976).
Thomas N’Kono returned to Canon the same year he left Tonnerre, and this time he stayed there for years, until 1982. Then, after playing football for several years in his home country with different clubs, he moved to Spain to RCD Espanyol.
Having his stay at Espanyol from 1982 to 1990, he gained popularity in La Liga and made his legacy there. Thomas never missed a game throughout his time with the Catalans, appearing in 333 competitive games.
However, he could not avoid the team’s relegation from La Liga in the 1988–89 season and was subsequently replaced by Vicente Biurrun. After that, Thomas joined two more Spanish teams: CE Sabadell FC (1991–1993) and CE L’Hospitalet (1994).
In 1994, Thomas N’Kono moved to Bolivian team Club Bolívar. Finally announced his retirement at 40 and left the Bolívar in 1997.
Speaking of his international career, he appeared for the Cameroon national team in three World Cups (1982, 1990, and 1994) and four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments (1982, 1984, 1986, and 1990).
Thomas N’Kono got the France Football, African Footballer of the Year title in 1982 after powerful performances in the FIFA World Cup organized in Spain. Also, he had already received the same award in 1979.
According to Goal, Thomas works as a goalkeeping instructor for Espanyol. It has been 20 years since he shared his knowledge with those who have come through the doors.
Even though Thomas N’Kono has been in Spain for almost four decades, he remains one of the best international ambassadors for LaLiga.
Thomas N’Kono Personal Life
By Thomas’ age, he might be a married person a long ago and has a wife who still helps him carry out their family’s responsibilities.
And, of course, they together might have children. So, perhaps, his kids are following in his footsteps. But, their identities are currently missing.
Maybe, Thomas has not uncovered his family matter yet with the media. However, if he ever makes them public, his target audience will know them.
Thomas N’Kono Net Worth
His exact earnings are presently unavailable among us. Maybe he still has to reveal his income to the general public.
However, based on our analysis, he has a net worth of around $2 to $4 million.
On the other hand, Thomas is currently busy working as a goalkeeping coach at Espanyol. Thus, he might be earning well from his profession.
Thomas N’Kono Social Media
Thomas isn’t available on regular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. So, maybe, he is using those sites but with a different username.
However, some other users and pages have shared various posts concerning him on Instagram and Twitter.